Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations

Security Council

As defined in its Charter, the Security Council’s primary responsibility is to maintain international peace and security. The Security Council has 15 members, each of whom has one vote. In accordance with the Charter, all UN members undertake to accept and comply with Security Council decisions. This is the only UN organ, in accordance with the Charter, whose decisions Member States are obligated to comply with.

Venezuela became a member of the United Nations Security Council on 16th October 2014, with 181 votes in favour when only 122 were required, which shows a general support in the region and recognition of the leadership of the Nation. As a non-permanent member, Venezuela will form part of this United Nations body for the period 2015-2016.

Brothers and sisters of this planet, our suffering planet, of this, our world; let us do everything we can, but really truly, so that these difficult times we are living in become the times of the people, the time for justice, the only road to true peace. I will repeat what I said one year ago: Let’s save the world!

Hugo Chávez